Accounting Degrees in Minnesota

Academy College

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1101 E. 78th Street
(952) 851-0066

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Alexandria Technical & Community College

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1601 Jefferson Streeet
(320) 762-0221

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Anoka Technical College

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1355 W Hwy 10
(763) 576-4700

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting diploma

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
(763) 433-1100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting, Small Business Accounting Certificate, Accounting Practitioner Associate of Science

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Augsburg College

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2211 Riverside Ave
(612) 330-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Bemidji State University

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1500 Birchmont Dr
(800) 475-2001

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Bethel University

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3900 Bethel Dr
(651) 638-6400

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's in Business with emphasis in Accounting, Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Capella University

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225 South 6th Street
(888) 227-3552

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting Specialization, Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting, Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting, MBA in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Central Lakes College-Brainerd

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501 West College Drive
(218) 855-8000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting diploma, Bookkeeping Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Century Community and Technical College

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3300 Century Ave N
(651) 770-3200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting diploma, Accounting Technician Occupational Certificate, Accounting Clerk Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College of Saint Benedict

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37 S. College Ave.
(320) 363-5011

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's degree with CPA Preparation Concentration

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Concordia College at Moorhead

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901 S 8th St
(218) 299-4100

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Concordia University-Saint Paul

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275 Syndicate Street North
(651) 641-8278

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Dakota County Technical College

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1300 145th Street East
(651) 423-8301

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk Diploma, Accountant Diploma, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Minnesota

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7700 France Ave. South
(952) 838-1860

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

MBA in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Accounting and Financial Management, Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Globe University-Minneapolis

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IDS Center Ste 51
(612) 332-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Applied Science in Accounting and Tax Specialist, Associate in Applied Science in Management Accounting, MBA: Accounting concentration

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Globe University-Woodbury

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8089 Globe Drive
(651) 332-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Applied Science in Accounting and Tax Specialist, Associate in Applied Science in Management Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Gustavus Adolphus College

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800 West College Avenue
(507) 933-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Hamline University

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1536 Hewitt Avenue
(651) 523-2800

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Hennepin Technical College

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9000 Brooklyn Blvd
(952) 995-1300

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Technician Diploma, Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Herzing University-Minneapolis

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5700 W Broadway
(763) 535-3000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degrees in Accounting, Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Inver Hills Community College

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2500 80th St E
(651) 450-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Itasca Community College

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1851 Hwy 169 East
(218) 322-2300

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Lake Superior College

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2101 Trinity Rd
(800) 432-2884

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bookkeeper Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Metropolitan State University

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700 E Seventh St
(651) 793-1212

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Minneapolis Business College

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1711 W County Rd B
(651) 636-7406

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Diploma, Associate degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

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1501 Hennepin Ave
(612) 659-6000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Technician Associate of Applied Sciences, Accounting Clerk Certificate, Accounts Payable/Receivable Certificate, Payroll Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Minnesota School of Business-Blaine

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3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE
(763) 225-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center

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5910 Shingle Creek Pky
(763) 566-7777

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Elk River

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11500 193rd Ave NW
(763) 367-7000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville

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17685 Juniper Path
(952) 892-9000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead

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2777 34th Street South
(218) 422-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth

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1455 County Rd 101 North
(763) 476-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Richfield

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1401 W 76 St
(612) 861-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Rochester

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2521 Pennington Drive NW
(507) 536-9500

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee

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1200 Shakopee Town Square
(952) 345-1200

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Bachelor's in Forensic Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud

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1201 2nd Street South
(320) 257-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate in Management Accounting, Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical

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1250 Homer Rd
(507) 453-2700

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting diploma, Associate degree in Accounting and Networking Specialist, Accounting Clerk Diploma, Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

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1414 College Way
(218) 736-1500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Diploma, Associate of Science in Accounting, Accounting Clerk diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Minnesota State University Moorhead

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1104 7th Ave S
(218) 477-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Accounting and Finance

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Minnesota State University-Mankato

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South Rd and Ellis Ave
(507) 389-1866

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Master of Accounting beginning Fall 2013

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

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1593 11th Ave
(320) 564-4511

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accountant diploma, Accountant Clerk diploma, Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Bloomington

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7801 Metro Parkway
(952) 356-3600

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, IACBE

National American University-Brooklyn Center

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6120 Earle Brown Drive
(763) 852-7500

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, IACBE

National American University-Roseville

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1550 West Highway 36
(651) 855-6300

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, IACBE

North Hennepin Community College

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7411 85th Ave N
(763) 424-0702

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology, General Accounting Certificate, Accounting Essentials Certificate, Small Business Accounting Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

Northland Community and Technical College

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1101 Hwy One East
(218) 683-8800

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk Diploma, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association

Northwest Technical College

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905 Grant Avenue SE
(218) 333-6600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk Diploma, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Pine Technical College

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900 4th St SE
(320) 629-5100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Certificate, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Rasmussen College-Minnesota

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226 Park Avenue South
(320) 251-5600

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Associate degree in Accounting, Accounting Certificate, Accounting Diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Ridgewater College

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2101 15th Ave NW
(800) 722-1151

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accountant Associate of Applied Science, Accountant Diploma, Accounting Clerk Diploma, Accounting Technician Diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Riverland Community College

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1900 8th Ave NW
(507) 433-0600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Diploma, Accounting Clerk Diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Rochester Community and Technical College

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851 30th Ave SE
(507) 285-7210

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accounting Clerk diploma, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Cloud State University

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720 Fourth Ave. South
(320) 308-0121

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Johns University

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31802 County Rd 159
(320) 363-2011

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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700 Terrace Heights
(507) 457-1600

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College

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235 Marshall Ave
(651) 846-1600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Technician Diploma Certificate

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools -AQIP

South Central College

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1920 Lee Blvd
(507) 389-7200

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Technician Associate of Applied Science, Accounting Assistant Diploma of Occupational Proficiency, Accounting Technician Diploma of Occupational Proficiency, Payroll Clerk Certificate of Training

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools -AQIP

Southwest Minnesota State University

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1501 State St
(507) 537-7678

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

St Catherine University

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2004 Randolph Ave
(651) 690-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

St Cloud Technical and Community College

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1540 Northway Drive
(320) 308-5000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Accounting Diploma, Accounting Clerk Diploma

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - AQIP

The College of Saint Scholastica

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1200 Kenwood Ave
(218) 723-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Minnesota-Crookston

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2900 University Ave
(800) 862-6466

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools -AQIP

University of Minnesota-Duluth

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515 Darland Administration Bldg
(218) 726-8000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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100 Church Street SE
(612) 625-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Business with Accounting Major (

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

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3003 Snelling Ave N
(651) 631-5100

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

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435 Ford Rd
(952) 487-7226

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Accounting, MBA with a Concentration in Accounting, Master of Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

University of St Thomas

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2115 Summit Ave
(651) 962-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Winona State University

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8th and Johnson St
(507) 457-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Educational Requirements

To become a CPA in Minnesota, you must follow the regulations set forth by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. Keep in mind when applying to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam that educational requirements for licensure are different than eligibility requirements for the test. Education requirements for licensure can be found in the Minnesota Administration Rules here, here, and here. Generally, a prospective CPA in Minnesota should have earned a bachelor’s degree at minimum, with at least 24 semester hours of accounting courses. Please refer to the statutes for more specific information.

Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average annual salary for accountants in Minnesota was $62,910 in 2011. Additionally, there are 22,350 accounting professionals employed in Minnesota, and job prospects should fair reasonably well through 2020. The top 10% of earners in Minnesota accounting professions were paid almost $90,000, and the bottom 10% of accounting professionals in Minnesota were paid an average wage of $41,860. Metropolitan regions, such as St. Paul—Bloomingtom report higher average salaries than accounting professionals in rural, underpopulated areas of the state.

CPA Licensing in Minnesota

The Minnesota Board of Accountancy heads up CPA licensure in the state. All requirements must be met in accordance with Minnesota’s Administrative Rules. The MNCPA features an up-to-date, step-by-step guide for prospective licensees and those renewing. The requirements for obtaining a CPA license in Minnesota are:

  • Meet the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam. These requirements can be found here, or in the statutes found above. Generally, all applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in an accountancy concentration. Other requirements apply.
  • Pay all necessary licensee and examination fees.
  • Provide all transcripts for verification at the time of the exam.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Meet all experience requirements. Typically, this means working in the field for one year. More information can be found here. The application for verification can be accessed here.
  • Submit any necessary forms and applications for licensure, including an application to practice through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. A list of forms can be found here.

Continuing Education Requirements

All CPAs in Minnesota must complete 120 hours of continuing professional education courses every three years to maintain their certification. A minimum of 20 credits can be earned per year, and eight credits per every 120 must be in the field of ethics. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants has specific rules about continuing education requirements, as well as links to relevant coursework.

Accounting Jobs in Minnesota

Minnesota’s major industries and financial services will always have demand for accountants. And while a job can never be guaranteed, obtaining your accounting degree and CPA license in Minnesota could give you a competitive advantage over non-certified accountancy workers. The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants keeps an active occupational section, found < ahref="http://www.mncpa.org/cpa-careers/">here. All CPA firms must be registered with the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.